Legislation: New House Resolution on Human Rights in Iran

Yesterday, Rep. Filner (D-CA) introduced H.Res.1431, a resolution “Calling for an end to the violence, unlawful arrests, torture, and ill treatment perpetrated against Iranian citizens, as well as the unconditional release of all political prisoners in Iran.” The resolution calls on the administration to support democracy and human rights in Iran, to apply sanctions against individuals affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and to remove the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK) from the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations.  The resolution is co-sponsored by Rep. Jackson-Lee (D-TX) and Rep. Rohrabacher (R-CA).